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Teenager killed in Putney single-car crash

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Published: Apr. 25, 2021 at 9:21 PM EDT
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PUTNEY, Vt. (WCAX) - A crash has killed a Vermont teenager.

Police say the one-car crash happened at about 3 a.m. Sunday on U.S. Route 5 in Putney. Both the driver and the passenger were 16 years old. Police found the two injured teens trapped inside the vehicle when they got to the scene.

The passenger, from Rockingham, died shortly after arriving at the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital. The driver from Saxton’s River was treated for injuries that were not life-threatening and then processed for suspicion of driving under the influence.

Police have not yet released the name of the victim while they notify next of kin.

The driver is set to appear in family court on Thursday to face charges of grossly negligent operation of a vehicle and driving under the influence resulting in death.

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